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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Strong as a bow

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : habitational name from a place in Fife, first recorded as Bolgyne. The modern Gaelic name is Srath ‘(valley)’ Bhalgaidgh. The origin of the place name is uncertain. Watson suggests a connection with Gaelic bolg ‘bag’, ‘sack’, in the sense ‘bag-shaped pool’.

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